In the championship of the Kontinental Hockey League on December 18 there will be a match between Dynamo Minsk and Sochi. Let’s take a closer look at these teams and try to predict the outcome of this match.
Woodcroft’s wards suffer one defeat after another. If before Dynamo somehow, but still obtained points at home, now there’s not even that. Take, for example, the home game against Severstal, in which the Minskers lost 3-4 in the shootout. The hosts heroically recouped in the last minute, losing in the course of 0: 3. But in the shootouts, Dynamo never managed to succeed.
No one was surprised by the recent defeat of Dynamo Minsk in a home meeting with CSKA 2: 5. Muscovites gave a little hope to the hosts, having conceded two goals in the first period, but then everything fell into place when the hosts completely lost the initiative and conceded four goals. Earlier, the Minskers, lost to Sochi 1: 4 away. The Belarusians scored the only goal after they conceded 4. According to the same sad scenario, there was an away match with Barys. Kazakhs confidently prevailed 5: 1. With these results, Dynamo will be extremely difficult to leave the bottom of the standings.
Southerners held several successful games in this segment of the championship. First of all, we note the guest victory over the leader of the East – Ak Bars 1: 0. An exemplary game where the defence of Sochi did not allow Kazan to score that evening. Sochi hockey players held another successful match at home with the Avtomobilist. Then the Sochi acted efficiently in defence, and productively in the offence. True, the hosts could have won in regular time, but allowed the residents of Yekaterinburg to recoup 15 seconds before the end of regular time. In a series of shootouts, the Sochi team acted very successfully, scoring 4 of 4 shots.
And of course, we must note the successful actions of Sochi hockey players in the home game against Dynamo Minsk. The Swedish link acted very productively. Especially useful was Malte Stromwall, who scored two goals. Sochi residents urgently need to close the gap of 7 points from 8th place to cling to the playoff zone.
Dynamo Minsk vs Sochi prediction
In recent games, opponents acted differently. Sochi clung to points even in battles with giants, and Dynamo lost to everyone in a row. The last duel of opponents was indicative when the Sochi confidently dealt with the Minskers. Given all the layouts and over-motivation of the guests, it’s worth betting on their victory considering overtime and shootouts.
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